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Often Wi-Fi networks are easy to hack into when the network name and encryption keys are known. The MAC address filter however, prevents unauthorized access by performing an additional check on a different parameter to ensure greater security. The MAC (Media Access Control) address uniquely identifies each network interface to the physical network segment.

Most routers come with the Mac Address Filter, which is generally disabled; but to guarantee the best security it is best to have a router with the Mac address filter enabled.

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Release Date
Jun 2013
Mar 2013
Jun 2013
Jan 2013
Aug 2012
Security
WPA, 802.1x, WPA2, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, Wireless MAC address filtering, NAT firewall, 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST, time-based access control
WPA, WEP, WPA2, 802.1x, Wireless MAC Address Filtering
WEP, WPA, Wireless MAC Address Filtering, WPA2, 802.1x
WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA2-RADIUS, Wireless MAC Address Filtering
WPA, WPA2, WEP 128-bit, 802.1x, WEP 64-bit, Wireless MAC Address Filtering
Router Functionalities
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, IPv6 support
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless, Wired
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless, Wired
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